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Rani and Jack Howe

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Rani and Jack Howe of Skyscraper Hill Farm in Brooks. This MOFGA certified organic farm raises Christmas trees, sold from the farm and through the Marsh River Co-op and the Belfast Co-op. Rani also cultivates beautiful herb gardens, which will be on the Belfast Garden Club Tour next summer. You can contact the Howes at jack.howe@gmail.com.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Insecticide firms in secret bid to stop ban that could save bees
The Guardian [UK] - 4/27/2013.
By Damian Carrington - Europe is on the brink of a landmark ban on the world's most widely used insecticides, which have increasingly been linked to serious declines in bee numbers. Despite intense secret lobbying by British ministers and chemical companies against the ban, revealed in documents obtained by the Observer, a vote in Brussels on Monday is expected to lead to the suspension of the nerve agents.
Organic labeling issues crop up
WCAX (Vt.) - 4/27/2013.
By Kyle Midura - There's a war of words brewing between local farmers. The beef isn't with each other though, it's over the term 'organic' and consumer confusion.
A Home-Based Business Opportunity That Started with Beekeeping
Mother Earth News - 4/26/2013.
By Samantha Burns - I didn't expect to catch “bee fever” when I first started beekeeping. The initial idea had been to aid in the pollination of our vegetable garden and to increase our family's self-sufficiency, but after my first summer as a beekeeper I was hooked.
Government refuses to support ban on neonicotinoids despite protests
The Telegraph, UK - 4/26/2013.
By Louise Gray - The Government's new chief scientific advisor has defended ministers’ decision not to ban a "bee killing" pesticide, claiming it could drive up food prices.
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